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Advance Reading Copy of Rethana’s Surrender!

Cover art by the cramazingly talented Adele Lorienne

NOTE: Some of you have been expecting this book to come out under the title Schism or Schism’s Daughter. After much debate and debacle, my publisher, our marketing director, and I have finalized the title as Rethana’s Surrender. But it’s still the same story, I promise! : )

Dearest readers!

As you might already know, my newest novel is coming out within the next two weeks! This one is epic fantasy: another world, magic, intrigue, danger, swords, and fantastical creatures. I’ve been writing stories in this universe for twenty years, and this particular novel has been in the works since 2003.

So you can probably imagine how close this story is to my tender little writer’s heart. ; )

But in spite of my possessiveness, I am excited to let you read it. Early. As in, before it’s published.

That’s right, dear inklings! I have Advance Reading Copies available!

If you’d like to get an ARC of Rethana’s Surrender, leave a comment (with a valid email address) on this post before the end of the day Wednesday, June 20th. You don’t need to say anything besides, “Me too, please!” in your comment — unless, of course, you want to tell me how excited you are to get your ARC. : )

I only have digital copies available, but they should be readable on whatever you’re using to read this blog post. On Thursday, I’ll send review copies to the first hundred people who comment below. All I’d ask in return is that you write me a review at the digital vendor(s) of your choice. Blog posts are welcome too, of course.

Aaron is going to send his horde of fantasy readers over here to get their ARCs from me, so get your bid in early!

For those of you who want to know a little more about the novel:

Legends of the Light-Walkers: Rethana’s Surrender is the story of 20-year-old Rethana Chosardal who can use fun and visually cool magic, but she’s not supposed to use it. For one thing, it freaks the natives out. For another, her family has spent the last ten years in hiding from the ruling class of magic-wielding clerics.

When the magic-wielding clerics show up and take Rethana and her sister captive, this is not a good thing.

Also, Aaron recommends that I tell you: In grand The Princess Bride tradition, *this is a kissing book*.

Finally, a shout-out to Adele Lorienne for the lovely cover art that completely blows my mind every time I look at it. Adele, thank you for your stunning work!

UPDATE: The ARC request deadline has passed. But if you want to get your hands on a copy of Rethana’s Surrender, it is now available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

If you’ve read the novel, you can also post your reviews at those two links as well as at Goodreads.

To those who have already read and reviewed the novel: THANK YOU SO MUCH! I very much appreciate all of your positive feedback so far. It’s encouraging to hear that so many of you connect with Rethana as deeply as I do. : )

45 Responses to Advance Reading Copy of Rethana’s Surrender!

  1. Patricia says:

    I want one!! I’ve been excited to read this ever since I first heard little clues that you were creating it!

  2. Me me me! Am I the first? Puh leeeeese me! You have my email address. Kindleallstars at gmail dot com
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  3. Ginger says:

    Me, please! Me, Please! me, Please!!!

  4. Ulrike Walker says:

    Looking forward to a ARC … please :)

  5. Patrick Cannon says:

    I would also like an ARC. Thanks

  6. Oh, me! I would love one.

    Thank you!

  7. thesfshark says:

    I am intrigued. I would not turn down the opportunity to obtain an ARC of you new novel.

    Thanks

  8. Anna Gilliland says:

    Hi, Courtney! If I’m not too late, may I please get an ARC of your novel? I love the look of the cover. Thanks.

  9. Hans-Georg Eßer says:

    Saw Aaron’s post, so let me say “me too, please” :)

  10. Eva Dymek says:

    me too please

  11. Matthew C says:

    I would love a copy of this. If it’s from an author that inspired Aaron, it HAS to be good!

    • Matthew C says:

      Apparantly I got an email AFTER reading this, so please disreguard my request. I got put on the list through Aaron’s offer. :D (don’t want to take it from someone else if im already able to get a copy) can’t wait to read it!!

  12. I can hardly wait to read it, Courtney! Thanks for the opportunity.

  13. I want one! I like your other stuff and I can’t wait to read it!
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  14. Paulette Watson says:

    me too please :)

  15. Jon Shively says:

    I would love a copy. Thanks.

  16. Tuesday Moriarty says:

    I would would love to check out your work. Aaron Pogue sent me here, so it’s got to be good.

  17. Ann Bloom says:

    “Me, Too, Please!” I will love to read your new
    book…sounds wonderful.

  18. Ant says:

    I would like a copy please. I was sent here by Aaron Pogue
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  19. Andreas Haenel says:

    Me too, please! Thanks! Andreas

  20. Brett StClair says:

    “Me too. Please!” Per Aaron’s suggestion I too would love to read your book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  21. Rob says:

    Count me in

  22. William Bottorf says:

    “Me too Please!” :-)

  23. [...] offer I made: The first 100 people to leave a comment with a valid email address get free ARCs. So pop over to Courtney’s blog before the end of the day today and get a sneak peek at the next great epic fantasy from Consortium [...]

  24. David Johnson says:

    Read the blog post (linked from Aaron Pogue’s Facebook), excited to get into Courtney’s books :)

  25. aaron says:

    Id love to check.it out

  26. Donna Griffin says:

    Based on Aaron’s glowing recommendation, I very much look forward to reading your new book!

  27. Heath Bernstein says:

    Me too please!!

  28. Brian Drexel says:

    I would love to read it!

  29. Kaleb says:

    I thought I made it in time but I guess not off by a couple minutes.

  30. Francisco says:

    I want one too… Am I still on time? Looks promising!

  31. Mattias says:

    me too please, if i’m not to late…

  32. John-william says:

    Hi, I havn’t read any of your work before but I have heard good things and am looking forward to the book when its available.

  33. Gabriel Compton says:

    I would love to check you out…

    Thank you

  34. Kaelin Johnson says:

    are you doing 100 copies or just till midnight the 20th?

    would love one please

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  36. Lisa Paul says:

    Better late than never, please include me in the ARC. Thanks!

  37. Jason Markle says:

    I’d love a copy if you have more of them left. Thank you.

    Jason

  38. RJ says:

    me too please!!

  39. Dave Knopf says:

    I would love a copy please. I’m dying for what is sure to be a great read. Thanks and best of luck with your book.

  40. Whew. Just finished the 3rd Demons of Saltmarch on my Kindle and followed a link at the end to here. So excited that you decided to extend the ARC offer! Yes PLEASE!
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  41. Syed Adnan Moquith says:

    Hello. It just turned to June the 25th in Pakistan, but sadly I just read about the advance reading copies. I know that it might be a little too late, but can I also get a copy? I would really appreciate the gesture.

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